The Awakening

The Awakening

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by Shannon Drake
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780821772287
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.31(d)

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The Awakening 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the story was good, the nook version was horrendous! So many spelling errors, it was hard to say exactly what the word was supposed to be. The paragraphs were non existent since there were no spaces. It was hard to figure out just what a particular character was speaking.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Shannon Drake novels, and although this may not be the absolute best book she has written, it still held my attention. You really have to read some of the others to be able to tell who the people that rescue Finn and Megan are. I like how she ties all her characters into alot of her books. Her characters are too good to only be in one book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off i want to say that i live not more than 1 hour from boston, and know the 'lingo'. Yes we use 'wicked' like the word 'very', but never just plain, 'That was wicked!' that is the british...we say 'That was wicked cool.' or, 'That movie was wicked scary.' Anyways i love vampire books and romance so i thought this would be a great combination. I thought that it was hard to get through but i still finished it within 48 hours. She used many words to frequently (grudgingly) and such. I feel that many of the pages were not needed to enhance the plot. Overall the book was okay but lenghty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm not sure what Drake would have cut out, but the plot could have been laid out in half the space. the only reason i finished this book was because of my curiosity to see what happened. going through all those pages was nearly painful since they didn't offer any reward.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am truely a Shannon Drake fan....I have read just about everything I can get my hands on and am usually very satisfied...truth be told I got two hundred pages into this book and gave up..it starts off very slow and gives you very little background concerning the characters. Then it introduces so many new characters, it is easy to get lost. Read any of her other vampire books or even her historical romances which are both very intense and vivid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The tree-lined streets and mystical shops of Salem, Massachusetts resonate with a seductive and brutal history. New Orleans musician Megan O¿Casey has returned to the home of her ancestors to perform , with her husband Finn, in a weeklong series of concerts, culminating on All Hallow¿s Eve¿and to renew her connection with the past. But from the moment they arrive in Salem, Finn seems different¿sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next. The locals¿even Megan¿s relatives¿regard him strangely, with a distrust bordering on hatred. Megan must soon face the fact that something powerful is rising, a malevolence that may have already claimed Finn for its own¿ As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in great danger. Sinister forces seem to be bringing her closer to darkness in a centuries¿old ritual that music cannot tame¿and time cannot conquer¿ Shannon Drake is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. She lives in South Florida, where she grew up, with her husband Dennis, five children, and their cats and dogs. After majoring in Fine Arts at the University of South Florida, she performed in dinner theater and bartended until her third son came along, at which time she turned her love of entertainment into a writing career. She enjoys travel, books, music, theater, movies, and everything to do with the water, especially scuba diving. She remains ever grateful to be able to tell stories for a living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! It did take a while to get into it, but once I was, I couldn't put the book down. It is truly a great romance novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it. But do not feel that this is one of her best. It was just too long in length and dragged on in parts...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worse books I've ever read. Her first 3 vampire books were awesome. It took me over 2 months to read this book and I can usually read a book this size in a day. She does bring back some characters from her first 4 books and that's a good thing. I am a Drake fan so I'm giving my honest opinion about this book. It was lousy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am usually a Shannon Drake fan but I had are hard time getting into this book. It didn't grip me like the others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Shannon Drake novel I read!! I'm now on the 3rd only a few days later! Wonderful plot that keeps you guessing til the last page! Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well when I picked out this book I was expecting a paranormal romance but what I got pretty much resembled a horror novel. Just don't want anybody to get the wrong idea about it and expect lots of romance...It didn't really keep me on the edge of my seat either.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Megan and Finn Douglas perform their musical act in Salem, Massachusetts hotel during Halloween week. Instead of a warm return home for Megan, who once lived here, nightmares plague her. She dreams that Finn is evil and wants to harm her. Sex after they fall asleep turns very rough and frightens Megan. At the same time, Megan hears tales about the history of Salem besides the highly publicized historical witch-hunt. She learns that at one time Satanists attempted several times to bring forth the demon Bac-Dal. Several people including her cousin warns her that Finn is evil.

Finn worries about his wife and the strange occurrences including a weird fog that engulfs them. He calls an acquaintance from New Orleans, Lucian, who arrives faster than a human could, comes to help. Lucien and his friends struggle to keep Megan and Finn safe, but against what and who are unknown.

Though ALL HOLLOW¿S EVE takes time to set the cast and location, once the troubles begin, this becomes an engaging paranormal romance. The exciting tale keeps readers wondering until the final confrontation who the identity of the bad guys are. Finn and Megan are delightful protagonists and the secondary players bring life to Salem or are a well -developed part of Lucien¿s pack. Shannon Drake continues to display that she is one of the best authors at providing an exhilarating paranormal romantic thriller.

Harriet Klausner